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The result was that, if it happened to clear off after a cloudy evening, I frequently arose from my bed at any hour of the night or morning and walked two miles to the observatory to make some observation included in the programme.
Simon Newcomb

Meaning of "observatory" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OBSERVATORY

observatory  [əbˈzɜːvətərɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OBSERVATORY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Observatory is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OBSERVATORY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

observatory

Observatory

An observatory is a location used for observing terrestrial or celestial events. Astronomy, climatology/meteorology, geology, oceanography and volcanology are examples of disciplines for which observatories have been constructed. Historically, observatories were as simple as containing an astronomical sextant or Stonehenge.

Definition of observatory in the English dictionary

The definition of observatory in the dictionary is an institution or building specially designed and equipped for observing meteorological and astronomical phenomena. Other definition of observatory is any building or structure providing an extensive view of its surroundings.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OBSERVATORY


ambulatory
ˈæmbjʊlətərɪ
defamatory
dɪˈfæmətərɪ
derogatory
dɪˈrɒɡətərɪ
dietary
ˈdaɪətərɪ
discriminatory
dɪˈskrɪmɪnətərɪ
explanatory
ɪkˈsplænətərɪ
exploratory
ɪkˈsplɒrətərɪ
inflammatory
ɪnˈflæmətərɪ
laboratory
ləˈbɒrətərɪ
lavatory
ˈlævətərɪ
mandatory
ˈmændətərɪ
migratory
ˈmaɪɡrətərɪ
obligatory
ɒˈblɪɡətərɪ
predatory
ˈprɛdətərɪ
preparatory
prɪˈpærətərɪ
preservatory
prɪˈzɜːvətərɪ
purgatory
ˈpɜːɡətərɪ
reservatory
rɪˈzɜːvətərɪ
respiratory
ˈrɛspərətərɪ
salvatory
ˈsælvətərɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OBSERVATORY

observableness
observably
observance
observancy
observant
observantly
observation
observation balloon
observation car
observation deck
observation post
observation satellite
observation tower
observation ward
observational
observationally
observative
observator
observatories
observe

WORDS THAT END LIKE OBSERVATORY

accusatory
anti-inflammatory
celebratory
circulatory
compensatory
conservatory
crematory
directory
gyratory
hallucinatory
modulatory
oratory
oscillatory
participatory
regulatory
research laboratory
self-explanatory
separatory
signatory
stimulatory
vibratory

Synonyms and antonyms of observatory in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «observatory» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OBSERVATORY

Find out the translation of observatory to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of observatory from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «observatory» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

天文台
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

observatorio
570 millions of speakers

English

observatory
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

वेधशाला
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مِرْقَبٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

обсерватория
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

observatório
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মানমন্দির
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

observatoire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pemerhatian
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Observatorium
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

観測所
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

관측소
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Observatorium
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đài thiên văn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆய்வுமையம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वेधशाळा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

rasathane
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

osservatorio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

obserwatorium
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

обсерваторія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

observator
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αστεροσκοπείο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sterrewag
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

observatorium
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

observatorium
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of observatory

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OBSERVATORY»

The term «observatory» is very widely used and occupies the 20.251 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OBSERVATORY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about observatory

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2 QUOTES WITH «OBSERVATORY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word observatory.
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Timothy Ferriss
After decades of hauling telescopes around in the back of vans and going up to high altitude locations and so forth, I did finally build an observatory, here on Sonoma mountain.
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Simon Newcomb
The result was that, if it happened to clear off after a cloudy evening, I frequently arose from my bed at any hour of the night or morning and walked two miles to the observatory to make some observation included in the programme.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OBSERVATORY»

Discover the use of observatory in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to observatory and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Yerkes Observatory, 1892-1950: The Birth, Near Death, and ...
Drawing on his experience as historian of astronomy, practicing astrophysicist, and director of Lick Observatory, Donald Osterbrock uncovers a chapter in the history of astronomy by providing the story of the Yerkes Observatory.
Donald E. Osterbrock, 2008
2
Observatory
This gothic, science fiction thriller set at the Armagh Observatory follows the entangled lives of four people over two centuries as past and present intersect.
Daragh Carville, 1999
3
The Multinational History of Strasbourg Astronomical Observatory
Quinn, P.J. & Górski, K.M. (Eds.) 2004, Toward an International Virtual Observatory, Springer, Heidelberg, xxii + 342 pp. (ISBN 3-540-21001-6) Robson, I. 2001, New Strategies for Ground-Based Observing, in Organizations and Strategies in ...
André Heck, 2006
4
The Solar Dynamics Observatory
This volume is dedicated to the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), which was launched 11 February 2010.
Phillip Chamberlin, William Dean Pesnell, Barbara Thompson, 2012
5
Observatory Mansions
This is a novel of truly startling originality' Patrick McGrath 'A striking debut, not simply for the skill with which it conjures its bizarrerie but for the way it wrings pity from an incredible setting' Times Literary Supplement
Edward Carey, 2011
6
Mt Stromlo Observatory: From Bush Observatory to the Nobel Prize
This book tells the story of the Mt Stromlo Observatory in Canberra which began with W.G. Duffield's idealism and vision in 1905.
Ragbir Bhathal, Ralph Sutherland, Harvey Butcher, 2013
7
Setting-Up a Small Observatory: From Concept to ...
The OWL (Over Whelmingly Large) telescope concept of the European Southern Observatory (courtesy ESO). this defeats a principal purpose of having the observatory. The POD is perhaps an accessory more comparable to the observing ...
P. Moore, David Arditti, 2007
8
The Harvard College Observatory: The First Four ...
Since its founding in 1839, the Harvard College Observatory has pioneered in the development of modern astronomy.
Bessie Zaban Jones, 1971
9
Building a Roll-Off Roof Observatory: A Complete Guide for ...
Build your observatory with the prospect of expanding it someday. The requirement for a computer room/warm room is better accommodated now than having to add onto the structure later. The design which involves a higher roofed,  ...
John Stephen Hicks, 2009
10
Revealing the Universe: The Making of the Chandra X-ray ...
What they could not know was how monumental in time, money, and effort this undertaking would be. Revealing the Universe tells the story of the Chandra X-ray Observatory.
Wallace H. Tucker, Karen Tucker, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OBSERVATORY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term observatory is used in the context of the following news items.
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Breakthrough at world's largest observatory
In the sun-scorched region of Antofagasta in northern Chile, the Atacama Large Millimeter Array, or ALMA as the observatory is more commonly ... «Miami Herald, Jul 15»
2
Whipple Observatory Supplied Data for Planet Discovery
Scientists at the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory near Tucson supplied data to help NASA's Kepler mission confirm an Earth-like planet in ... «Arizona Public Media, Jul 15»
3
NASA, Keck Observatory discover a new planet
Scientists at NASA and the Keck Observatory on the Big Island have found a new planet. It's being called Kepler-452b and it's 1,400 light years ... «KHON2, Jul 15»
4
NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory Zooms in on Violent Binary Star …
X-rays from NASA's Chandra Observatory reveal that a fast-moving pulsar in orbit around a massive star punched a hole in a circumstellar disk ... «Sci-News.com, Jul 15»
5
Day Trippin': Kopernik Observatory and Science Center
In a galaxy far, far, away we went Day Trippin' to the Kopernik Observatory and Science Center. It is a time to explore, create, and study the ... «My Twin Tiers.com, Jul 15»
6
ISIL hacks the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights website; why …
In early July, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) website was hacked and briefly taken down by the Islamic State in Syria and the ... «Today's Zaman, Jul 15»
7
Marilyn Manson to return to Observatory
Marilyn Manson will headline the Observatory in Santa Ana on Tuesday, Oct. 20 and the Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles on Wednesday, ... «OCRegister, Jul 15»
8
​Common misconceptions about operating an observatory on …
While construction of what will be the 14th observatory atop the Big Island's Mauna Kea remains on hold, 13 other existing observatories are ... «Pacific Business News, Jul 15»
9
S'pore band The Observatory takes time for reinvention
SINGAPORE — In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes. So said pop art pioneer Andy Warhol. It was an exaggerated truth ... «TODAYonline, Jul 15»
10
Plan for new 200 unit development on site of burnt down …
A new unit development could be built at Dickson in Canberra's south, on the site where a disused observatory burned down in 2010. The ACT ... «ABC Online, Jul 15»

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